Song of the Bird King (SOTBK) is a New York-based company dedicated to creating multi-media work in music and film that innovates and preserves Indigenous culture and ecology. Founders and Co-Directors Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez are renowned composers/percussionists who created Song of the Bird King to foster multi-media art and humanitarian and environmental work that contributes to preservation and innovation with Indigenous communities and children’s education. Rodriguez is a Grammy nominee and recipient of BBC 3 World Music and American Music Awards. Ibarra is a TED 2010 Fellow and Asia21 Asia Society Young Leader Delegate. The two have performed internationally and recorded numerous records. The company focuses on both archiving and creating new works for music, film, performance and educational programming.



Many thanks to

Art Junkies
Asian Cultural Council
Asia Society
Asia21 Young Leaders
Association for Performing Arts Presenters ( APAP)
Bonfire Productions
Center for Musicology , University of the Philippines
Center for Sustainable Practice of the Arts
Citiparks NYC
Colleen Keegan
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Radio Projects
Davao Philippine Eagle Center
Deep Listening Institute
Fractured Atlas
Global Kids
International Arts Movement IAM
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jeffrey Yellen Sound Engineering
KO Consulting
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Meet the Composer, New Music USA
Modern Drummer Magazine
Music Theatre Group
National Endowment for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts ( NYFA)
Paiste Cymbals and Gongs
Percussive Arts Society PASIC
Philippine Womens University
Puffin Foundation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI
Sharjah Art Foundation
Spiritual Enterprise Institute SEI
Tom Tom Magazine
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School
Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets
World Wild Life Fund, Philippines
Yamaha Drums
Young Peoples Chorus of New York City